Triangle

  • Directors: Christopher Smith
  • Producers: Jason Newmark, Julie Baines, Chris Brown
  • Writers: James Moran
  • Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: Melissa George, Liam Hemsworth, Rachael Carpani

A group of young people sailing on a yacht get caught in a storm, and are forced to board a passing ocean liner. Once on board, they realize that the ship is empty. Jess however feels that she has been there before. Eventually she realises that she has been and attempts to unravel the mystery.

The story involves copies of people and time going round in circles, and mysterious instructions to kill.

Daybreakers

  • Directors: Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig
  • Producers: Chris Brown, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst
  • Writers: Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig
  • Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill

In 2019, a plague transforms the world’s population into vampires. With fewer humans to provide blood, the vampires seek to farm the remaining humans and to find a way to continue their existence. A secret team of vampires uncover a way that would rescue the human race.[1]

The Proposition

  • Directors: John Hillcoat
  • Producers: Chris Brown, Chiara Menage, Jackie O Sullivan, Cat Villiers
  • Writers: Nick Cave
  • Genres: Crime, Drama
  • Actors: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, Danny Huston

Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang.

The film opens in a brothel during a violent gunfight between the police and Charlie Burns’ (Guy Pearce) gang, which ends with the deaths of all of the gang except for Charlie and his younger, mentally slow brother, Mikey (Richard Wilson), who is wounded. Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone) proposes a proposition to Charlie: he and Mikey can go free of the crimes they have committed if Charlie kills his older brother, Arthur (Danny Huston). Arthur is a mercurial psychopath who has become something of a legend and is so vicious that the aboriginal tribes refer to him as “The Dog Man” and both the police and the aboriginals refuse to go near his camp. Captain Stanley muses that perhaps the bounty hunters will kill Arthur in time and then states his intention to civilize the harsh wilderness he has been forced to live in by bringing Arthur to justice and uses Mikey as leverage. Charlie has nine days to find and kill Arthur, or else Mikey will be hanged from the gallows on Christmas Day.

Captain Stanley and Martha, who had become increasingly paranoid as they were ostracized by the townspeople after the flogging, let their guard down to have a peaceful, civilized Christmas dinner. Just then, Arthur and Samuel shoot open the door and invade their home. Arthur pulls Captain Stanley into the other room and brutally beats him, while Samuel taunts his wife. Arthur then shoots Captain Stanley in the shoulder, after which he calls Samuel to the room. Samuel pulls Martha into the room. As Samuel attempts to rape Martha, Charlie walks in and informs Arthur of Mikey’s death; Arthur ignores the news and encourages Charlie to listen to Samuel sing quoting how he does so like a bird. Charlie walks up to the unsuspecting Samuel and shoots him point blank in the head, then shoots Arthur twice, after saying simply, “No more.” After this Arthur walks out of the house. Charlie looks at a gun on the table and then tells Captain Stanley “I’m going to be with my brother.” Charlie leaves the house and follows a trail of blood to find Arthur hunched over on a hill nearby and sits down next to him. Arthur states that Charlie has finally stopped him and asks what he will do now, and then slowly dies as his brother watches the blood red sunset of the outback.

Stomp the Yard

  • Directors: Sylvain White
  • Producers: Will Packer, Rob Hardy
  • Writers: Robert Adetuyi, Gregory Anderson
  • Genres: Drama, Musical, Romance
  • Actors: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne Yo, Darrin Henson, Chris Brown, Brian White, Laz Alonso, Valerie Pettiford, Harry Lennix

DJ Williams (Columbus Short) is a krump dancer in inner-city Los Angeles. He and his younger brother Duron (Chris Brown) compete in local dance competitions as members of a crew known as the “Goon Squad”. During the battle there are backs and forths, but in the end of the battle the Goon Squad win a cash-prize, and the losing home crew responds by ambushing DJ and his crewmates after the show. A fight breaks out, and when the leader of the rival crew starts beating up DJ, Duron pushes him away and starts fighting him, leading the rival to pull out a gun and shoot Duron, killing him.

Arrested for assault, DJ is subsequently sent by his mother to live with his aunt Jackie (Valerie Pettiford) and uncle Nate (Harry J. Lennix) in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is to attend historically black Truth University. Nate, the physical plant director at Truth, aims to teach DJ responsibility, and puts the boy to work doing maintenance as part of a work-study program.

While waiting in the line to register for classes, DJ sees a fellow student named April Palmer (Meagan Good), to whom he is immediately attracted. After registration, he moves into his dorm room, where he meets his new roommate Rich Brown (Ne-Yo). Rich meets DJ at a stepping competition on the green between the Truth chapters of rival fraternities Theta Nu Theta and Mu Gamma Xi. The Mu Gamma Xi crew, seven-time national stepping champions, easily steals the show until DJ sees April across the way and runs right through the Gammas’ step line in an attempt to speak to her. A fight nearly breaks out between the freshman and the Gamma steppers, whose best stepper Grant (Darrin Henson), is April’s boyfriend.

A quote of Martin Luther King appeared just before the credits. “Intelligence plus character. That is the goal of true education.”